ApX at the Top of the Charts
Fri., Oct. 14. 2022 5:20pm EDT
Our new latest single spoofs two songs that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Devil Inside" by INXS and "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's more noteworthy than you might think.
In modern pop music history, there have been far fewer #2 songs than #1 songs, because many songs that go to #2 continue on to #1, and other songs go to #1 without ever stopping at #2 on the way. Be that as it may, ApologetiX has now done a total of 47 songs that only made it to the runner-up position.
Our previous single spoofed a couple songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100, "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran and "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley. Those were the 150th and 151st pop #1 songs we've covered.
Here are some other fun facts:
The earliest #2 hit ApX has spoofed is "Great Balls of Fire" from 1958. The latest is "Forget You" from 2011. The year with the most #2 hits ApX hits spoofed is 1969. We've parodied five #2 songs from that year.
The earliest #1 hit ApX has spoofed is "Rock Around the Clock" from 1955. The latest is "Love the Way You Lie" from 2010. The year with the most #1 hits ApX has spoofed is 1982. We've parodied 10 #1 songs from that year.
The most consecutive #1 hits ApX has spoofed is four: "You're So Vain," "Superstition," "Crocodile Rock," and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" from January-March 1973.
Billboard began keeping charts for Mainstream Rock hits in its March 21, 1981 issue. ApologetiX has spoofed 67 of those songs, most recently "We Built This City" by Starship.
Billboard began keeping charts for Modern Rock hits in its September 10, 1988 issue. ApologetiX has spoofed 64 of those songs, most recently "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.